Junior college football, Jones County at Hinds (7 p.m., Raymond): Another national power comes calling on the Eagles.
Friday, Sept. 26
High school football, St. Andrew's at MRA (7 p.m., Madison): The Saints and Patriots meet in one of those MHSAA-MPSA matchups.
Greenville Weston at Murrah (7:30 p.m., Newell Field, Jackson): The Hornets and Mustangs meet in the latest installment of this old-school rivalry.
Saturday, Sept. 27
College football, there's a pair of potentially huge mismatches on tap as Ole Miss calls on Florida (11:30 a.m., Gainesville, Fla., Ch. 12/97.3 FM) and Mississippi State travels to LSU (6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge, La., ESPN2/105.9 FM).
Sunday, Sept. 28
NFL football, San Francisco at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): The Saints try to reclaim their mojo in the friendly confines of the Superdome.
MLB baseball, Atlanta at Houston (2:05 p.m., SportSouth): The Braves and Astros play the last game of the regular season. Their next stop is the golf course.
Monday, Sept. 29
NFL football, Baltimore at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m., ESPN): The Ravens and Steelers battle for AFC North supremacy. Expect to see many handoffs.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
College football, Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee (7 p.m., ESPN2): The Owls and Blue Raiders meet in a potentially entertaining Sun Belt Conference game.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
College football, Louisiana Tech at Boise State (7 p.m., ESPN): The Bulldogs, who beat Mississippi State earlier this season, visit the Broncos, who will beat Southern Miss later this season.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, the barman's friend.